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History of the English Language | EnglishClub

A short history of the origins and development of the English language, from Old English to Modern English.
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Does English still borrow words from other languages?

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"English language has 'borrowed' words for centuries. But is it now lending more than it's taking, asks Philip Durkin, deputy chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. "

 

Knowledge of what is being borrowed, and from where, provides an invaluable insight into the international relations of the English language.  Today English borrows words from other languages with a truly global reach.


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Amanda Morgan's comment, September 13, 2014 6:08 PM
Words of the English language were borrowed from other numerous languages. Foreign words will continue to be introduced to the language with the growth of globalization
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Words of the English language were borrowed from other numerous languages. Foreign words will continue to be introduced to the language with the growth of globalization

Chris Plummer's curator insight, January 12, 2015 11:44 PM

Summary- This article explains how the English language is using many words from other languages. Leg, sky, take , they are all examples of these words borrowed.  In this example these languages are from the Scandinavian language. While we may not realize it, we use words from languages every single day. English is like a melting pot of mixed languages.

 

Insight- In Unit 3 one thing we study is where languages come from. Languages come from many places and ofter are similar to some, and very different from others. Many languages such as ours, "borrow" words from other languages to be in out own. This shows that the diffusion of many languages mix or overlap a little.

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EPIC FAIL as CNN shows Hong Kong in South America - Andry Kolor - YouTube

EPIC FAIL as CNN shows Hong Kong in South America.Watch CNN blunder as news network map shows Hong Kong in South America.The American news giant dropped the ...

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▶ 1994: "Today": "What is the Internet, Anyway?" - YouTube

Some confusion is obvious on the set of NBC's "Today" show, regarding the Internet and the @-sign. This is reportedly footage from between segments that was ...

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25 Things You Probably Never Knew About The English Language

Do you know the oldest word in English? What about the shortest sentence? These are 25 things you probably never knew about the English language. https://twi...
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Are 'grammar Nazis' ruining the English language? - Telegraph

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Split infinitives make them shudder and they’d never end a sentence with a preposition. But linguist Geoffrey Pullum has a message for all grammar pedants: you're wrong


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Split infinitives make them shudder and they’d never end a sentence with a preposition. But linguist Geoffrey Pullum has a message for all grammar pedants: you're wrong
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Relocate Magazine - Aardman animation to front global English language learning for children

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Aardman Animations, the Bristol based stop-motion animation studio, has branched out into international English language learning for children as it provides the figureheads for a new global programme of learning from the British Council.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 15, 2014 6:38 PM

The stars of the globally distributed animated TV shows, Shaun the Sheep and Timmy Time, will soon be encouraging children around the world to learn English – thanks to a partnership between the British Council and Aardman Animations.

Combining the British Council’s experience in English Language Teaching with Aardman’s creative flair, the animated TV stars are to become the faces of a global network of newly established early years Englishlearner centres, starting in Chile and Singapore later this year.

The learning approach will be based around the “creativity and fun” of the Aardman characters, says a British Council spokesperson. The children at the learner centres will be transported into Shaun and Timmy’s world with themed classrooms and learning based on the TV series

The animated characters will also be part of a new range of unique language learning products including stories, activity booklets and digital resources designed to get two to six year olds engaged and excited about taking their first steps into the English language.

“The British Council is delighted to be working with Aardman Animations to bring a unique learning experience to early years or younger English learners around the world, “ said British Council Director English, Anna Searle. “As such a well-loved and well-respected British institution, Aardman’s creativity and innovation combined with our expertise in English language teaching is certain to help children across the globe engage with the English language in a whole new way.”

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Dear Advertisers: Please Stop Portraying Women Like This In Adverts. Regards, Women

Dear Advertisers: Please Stop Portraying Women Like This In Adverts. Regards, Women | Tanya's Language Journal | Scoop.it
This fake commercial is hilarious(ly depressing).

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